Sherlock Holmes Turned into an Action Star

I used to love reading Sherlock Holmes stories. He was witty, smart, he introduced the science of deduction. But I never imagined him to be an action star.

Some of the comments found in the youtube page criticizing the trailer (thus, the movie), which I agree as well:

Why is Sherlock Holmes bare-knuckle boxing? This looks like a ludicrous, horrific murder of an english literary great.

I agree. They ruined a master-piece and turned it into a farce. They turned aristocratic, intelligent, and modest Holmes, into some Bourne, or James Bond figure. Can’t watch this.

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Of course, in Chapter 2, “Mr. Sherlock Holmes”, of the first book, “A Study in Scarlet”, Dr. Watson described Sherlock Holmes as an “expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman”. But in the movie, I would least expect him to be an action super hero.

The film makers, I guess, have to do this to put more drama and excitement, to the extent of painting another image of the great legend, “Mr. Sherlock Holmes”.

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